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Science + Social. The Academy’s exclusive donor group for those in their 20s and 30s.

The Hive is where bright minds and big ideas come together. Members of this group are actively supporting and championing real science and the profound effect it has on our modern world. The Hive offers opportunities to connect with the next generation of cultural influencers and get closer to the Academy’s world-class research and exploration.

Now it’s even easier to join the Hive! With our new annual member subscription plan, you can pay as you go and still come as often as you like. Enjoy all the perks of a Hive membership with the flexibility of a small deposit and low monthly payments starting at $22. Learn more.

Hive Membership Levels

Single Membership ($350)
With subscription plan: $100 down payment; $22.73/month

Includes all benefits listed below, for one cardholder:

  • Unlimited daytime admission to the Academy and nighttime admission to NightLife for cardholder
  • Invitation to curated activities and events year round
  • Complimentary ticket to Big Bang Party After Dark for cardholder
  • Opportunity to network with interesting people and pioneering thinkers in the tech, art, and science fields
  • Access to Academy’s partners and unique volunteer opportunities in the Bay Area
  • 4 additional NightLife tickets to share with friends
  • Subscription to Hive eNews; up to 20% savings on lectures, tours, NightLife tickets, and dining
  • $225 of your contribution is tax-deductible

Double Membership ($475)
With subscription plan: $200 down payment; $25/month

Fun for two! Includes all Hive single membership benefits for two cardholders. Cardholders do not have to reside in same household.

  • $300 of your contribution is tax-deductible
Hive Benefits

Exclusive Events
In addition to complimentary admission to the Academy year-round, you’ll enjoy access to exclusive curated events for members of The Hive, including scientist-led expeditions and excursions, exhibit openings, cocktail parties, lectures, citizen science workshops, and more.

See upcoming events.

NightLife
Experience music, creatures, cocktails, and cutting-edge science every week with complimentary admission to the Academy’s Thursday after hours NightLife events. With a new theme each week, don’t miss popular annual events during SF Beer Week, Outside Lands, Treasure Island Music Festival, SF Sketchfest, and more. Membership to The Hive also includes additional guest passes so you can bring your friends!

Party After Dark
Purchase membership to The Hive and receive a complimentary ticket to San Francisco’s biggest party of the year—Big Bang: Party After Dark. The Party After Dark spills across the Academy’s multiple indoor and outdoor venues and features live bands and DJ sets, photo booths, complimentary bites and open bars, gourmet food trucks, and much more! Date and details coming soon.

Philanthropy
Join a community of hip, science-savvy supporters committed to exploration, innovation, and education. Memberships are tax-deductible and help to support the Academy’s mission to explore, explain, and sustain life.

Volunteer & Networking Opportunities
Get access to exclusive networking events and experiences, featuring Academy scientists, Trustees and distinguished Fellows, local and global influencers, and more. Be the first to hear new insights on the next wave of science and sustainability research and education while supporting these important efforts. Get hands-on through volunteer opportunities with local partner organizations.

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Hive Events Schedule
  • July 11: Nature Sketch Workshop
  • August 5: Volunteer Outing at SF Botanical Garden
  • September: Pick-Your-Own event at the Asian Art Museum
  • October 26: Hive Halloween Party
  • November: Stargazing on the Living Roof
  • December: Tis the Season for Science

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Thank You

Our deepest thanks go to the generous donors who support the Academy’s work and ensure its future. We couldn’t do it without you.